Winchester Weekly

November 8, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

November 12: Credit Union Deposit Day

November 13: PTA Meeting 7pm

November 20: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 21: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

November 22: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

November 27: HALF DAY - Thanksgiving recess
(Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

Growing Up 2020 - 2nd Graders Can Now Attend!

Join us Saturday, November 9th, for a morning of learning and growing together, at the Growing Up 2020 youth empowerment summit! There are 3 distinct tracks, running concurrently, each designed specifically for the topics and learning style most effective for each: 1) Kid Track, 2) Teen Track, 3) Adult Track.

Due to the number of requests from parents of 2nd graders, the November 9 th Growing Up 2020 youth empowerment summit is adding slots for this age group! Participants in 2nd-6th grade will be placed BY AGE into small groups of 12-15 kids, and led thru 7 fun, hands-on social-emotional activity stations to learn and practice skills for conflict resolution, managing unfriendly peers, being friendly yet assertive, paint kindness rocks, and be inspired by singer/songwriter Ali McManus. There's still time to register yourselfand your children up thru 12th grade. Details:

Click here for more information about keynote speakers and exciting opportunities.

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PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 13th

The November Winchester PTA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 13th at 7pm. We look forward to having parents and Winchester staff join us to learn more about PTA committee's, events, school and district updates, to stay informed on all the latest PTA activities and news! Attached is the meeting agenda for more information.

Not able to attend in person? Join virtually through our Google Hangouts live meeting! All you need is a gmail account. Email to be added to the meeting invite and learn more.

Winchester’s fall book fair ~ November 18-22!

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Project Night Night Charity of Michigan.

Project Night Night provides packages to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who are in need of childhood essentials to use as a source of security and increase exposure to high-quality literacy materials during a time of upheaval.

VOLUNTEER ARE NEEDED for this event. Winchester looks forward to this opportunity to help children in need! Successful book fairs run on the help of parent volunteers! PLEASE sign up to help using the link below!

Thank you!

Habit 2: At home Activity

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Toys For Tots

As part of their community service activities, our first grade Girl Scout daisy troop #40239 is expanding their efforts to support Toys for Tots this year by putting a donation box in our school starting Monday, November 4th. All Winchester families are welcome to join them by making a donation of unopened and unwrapped toys to those children in need. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

HARLEM WIZARDS vs. MUSTANG MADNESS Basketball - Sat. Nov. 23rd!

The Harlem Wizards are returning to Northville High School, with their unique brand of TRICKS, HOOPS and ALLEY OOPS!! Join the fun on Saturday, November 23rd at 7 pm in the Northville High School gym.

Tickets are on sale now at

Court Side Plus Seats and Reserved Seats are limited and going fast!

See the Harlem Wizards play the Mustang Madness team, made up of teachers, principals and coaches from the Northville Public Schools. We will have a raffle for a Detroit Pistons Practice Shirt signed by Andre Drummond, Concessions open for the evening, and plenty of entertainment.

And if you purchase a Wizards jersey for your child, he or she can be a Wiz Kid, warm up with the Wizards and participate in the show!

It promises to be a great night! Don't miss the fun!!

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Winchester Spirit Wear - Winter 2019

It's spirit wear time. Please use the following link to order - Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear Winter 2019. You can also check the attachment below for ordering information.

FYI, the sales deadline is December 12 and orders will be delivered directly to school around January 15.

Box Tops Results

The results are in! This fall we collected over $400 worth of Box Tops. The top earning classes were Mr. Likpe's fifth grade class, Mrs. Linton and Mrs. Gilleltte's third grade classes. The winning classes have won a treat, that will be available in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who participated in this important fundraiser. Keep collecting for our final Box Top contest of the school year, February 10-21.

Also, changes are coming to the way the Box Tops program works. Traditional Box Tops are being phased out and replaced with the new Digital Box Top. To clip a digital Box Top, parents will need to download the Box Top app and scan store receipts within 14 days of purchase. Shopping online? Once you create your Box Top account you can forward an email copy of your receipt that contains a Box Top product to Earnings will then be automatically sent to Winchester. Any questions email Erin at


Ever thought of what you could do with an extra $25,000*? Take a chance at making it come true my purchasing a raffle ticket for the Northville Educational Foundation's Cash for College Raffle! Proceeds from the raffle benefit Northville's 7,400+ students! Tickets are one for $50 or three for $100. The drawing will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019. You need not be present to win. For further details or to purchase you tickets, visit *If less than 1,500 tickets are not sold, prize will revert to a 50/50 drawing.
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Nuts About Science - session 2

Session two starts December 5th!
Six classes, Thursday’s 3:45-5:00
Theme: Freaky Fun Physics
Registration opens October 28th-November 12th.
Register quickly, space is limited
For more information contact Sarah Beydoun

Book Club

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Donate Your Old Halloween Costumes

All kids should have the opportunity to enjoy Halloween with a costume that they love. The Matrix Human Services in Detroit provides a safe trick or treat environment for children in Detroit. They accept used Halloween costumes so the children in need have a costume to wear during their Harvest Fest each year. Your donation this year will support the Harvest Fest in 2020. If you have a costume you no longer need, you can place it in the box in the front entrance foyer of the school. Your donation will help provide a costume for a child in need next year!

Parents At Lunch (PALS)

PAL is a PTA-sponsored program that provides support at lunch from 11:45 am -12:35 pm daily. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support for students and lunch staff.

Please consider volunteering!. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both and volunteer as often as you would like beginning September 16, 2019. IChat forms are required and they take some time to process, so please submit forms as soon as possible. The form is attached for your convenience.

Please use the following sign-up genius. Thank you!

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Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30.

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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